Sturgeon Bay Looking for Citizen Committee Members to Consider Road Funding

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham wants to find the most equitable funding solution to meet the need of expanded street repairs in the city. Recently, the city council has been talking about the possibility of creating a “wheel tax” to provide funding that would bankroll street upgrades closer to the desired goal of doing the work every 30 years, rather that the current average of … Continue reading

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Minten Drops out of Gibraltar School Board Election

Wendy Minten, a member of the Gibraltar Board of Education, is asking voters to ignore her name on the April ballot and vote for someone else. Minten says she decided in December to seek another term, but her family’s situation changed considerably at the end of January. In the near future, they will be relocating overseas. Minten says her position on the board of education … Continue reading

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Donations Being Sought for Door County K9 Unit

The Door County Crime Prevention Foundation was launched last week through the auspices of the Door County Community Foundation. Sheriff Steve Delarwerlle says the genesis for the foundation happened when he was first elected and saw the need for a K9 unit within the department… Sheriff Delarwelle says K9 help has come from the state patrol, Brown County and the City of Kewaunee, putting Door … Continue reading

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Water Pump Causes Early Release at Sevastopol School

A balky water pump caused the Sevastopol School District to close the school in Institute at 11:30 Tuesday morning. School was called off on Monday after the electrical pump 200 feet down in the well showed signs of low pressure. The pump was restarted and the water tested and everything seemed well for 12 to 14 hours, but the pump started to show signs of … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Hires New Superintendent

The Sevastopol Board of Education approved the hiring of Kyle Luedtke as their new Superintendent at this week’s meeting. He comes to Sevastopol after serving as Superintendent at the Benton School district in the southwest corner of Wisconsin where he served for the past six years. He has actually been working in education for twenty four years, as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Theater Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

A matching grant of $11,500 has been presented to Door County’s Northern Sky Theater by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The grant supports the theater company’s commitment to writing and developing new works of musical theater tailored to its unique multi-generational audiences. Wisconsin Arts Board grants must be matched, dollar for dollar, with additional public and private funds. Dave Maier, Managing Director of Northern Sky, says … Continue reading

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Missing Sturgeon Bay Teen Found in Chicago

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department says Louis Amelinckx, who was reported missing on Monday was found in Chicago at 12:50 Friday morning. He was taken to a hospital by law enforcement for evaluation and has been reunited with his mother. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department extended its thanks to all who were involved in the search and said it was a combination of all of … Continue reading

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Portion of 14th Avenue Closed Next Week in Sturgeon Bay

A portion of north 14th Avenue in front of the former highway department shop in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to through traffic next week due to the installation of new sanitary and water services. City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the contractor working at the site of the soon-to-be senior center and ambulance headquarters is planning to start Monday morning and is hoping to finish … Continue reading

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Police Say Missing Teen May be in Milwaukee

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department says the cell phone of a missing Sturgeon Bay teenager has been tracked to the Milwaukee area. On Wednesday, Captain Dan Brinkman told WDOR News that 17-year old Louis Jefferson Amelinckx had been missing since Monday. After the disappearance was reported to city police, an investigation was able to track him from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay to Oshkosh. Late … Continue reading

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Waterfront Hotel Developer Says Construction Will be Delayed

The developer of a proposed west side waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay says the inability to reach a consensus during a mediation process conducted by State Representative Joel Kitchens means no work will be done on the site for this year. Bob Papke told WDOR News that there is no truth to the rumor that he has pulled out of the effort to build the … Continue reading

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